Sunday, November 10, 2013

San Francisco Summer

This painting was done from my plein air painting on Wednesday.  The fog that rolls in over and under the Golden Gate Bridge is always fascinating.  The ocean side of the fog (origin) is wintry and grey while the Bay side remains sunny to its approach.  There is a sharp divide.  This act plays all summer long on the Bay.  As the fog builds, puffs of it on top of the grade spill over.  Eventually, San Francisco and Sausalito get fogged in.

In painting the scene, I tried to have no sharp edges to things consumed by the fog and contrasted that with the area out of the fog being very in focus. 

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